self-in·​duc·​tance ˌself-in-ˈdək-tən(t)s How to pronounce self-inductance (audio)
: inductance in which an electromotive force is produced by self-induction

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-inductance was in 1888

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“Self-inductance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


self-in·​duc·​tance -in-ˈdək-tən(t)s How to pronounce self-inductance (audio)
: inductance that induces an electromotive force in the same circuit as the one in which the current varies

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